Our Bushcraft and Adventure camps offer pupils the opportunity to practise and extend their English while having fun, building teamwork and confidence in the outdoors. As with everything we do, safety is an absolute priority. Pupils are under the general care of our own staff and adventurous activities are provided by fully qualified professional instructors. Risk assessments are in place for each activity and our insurance is extended to cover these activities.
Bushcraft Camp for 7 - 14 year olds
Our Bushcraft Camp takes place at Port Regis School 16 - 22 July. It is for children aged 7 - 14 who wish to camp out in the school grounds while learning bushcraft skills. Pupils continue to attend English lessons while they attend the bushcraft camp.
Bushcraft activities centre around the survival basics of fire, shelter and water. Pupils learn firelighting skills, how to build shelters, how to purify water using natural materials. They experiment with camouflage and concealment, learn how to build animal traps, enjoy camp fire cookery and learn about mapreading, all with plenty of games and team-building exercises mixed in. At the end of each day pupils gather for songs and hot chocolate round the camp fire before going to bed in cosy tents under the night sky. At the end of camp pupils review and reflect about the things they have learnt and leave with a pocket manual about survival skills.
View a slideshow from our bushraft camp here
Bushcraft Camp daily timetable
08:00 Wake up
09:30 Bushcraft activities (11 - 14 yr olds) / English lessons (7 - 11 yr olds)
14:30 English lessons (11 - 14 yr olds) / Bushcraft activities (7 - 11 yr olds)
18:30 Evening meal
19:30 Social programme
21:00 Camp fire
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